Because of you, Kennie is no longer homeless and is leaving poverty behind. After a few mistakes, Kennie found himself without a job and living on the streets of Greensboro.

Thanks to United Way’s holistic strategy to end poverty, Kennie was connected to multiple services that have enabled him to find a home, get a job, and begin attending school.

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Because of you, Ahlyse has the education she needs to avoid poverty. As a middle school student, Ahlyse was great at math but found it hard to focus on reading and writing. Her parents worried that she was losing the academic courage to be successful.

Thanks to United Way’s holistic strategy to end poverty, Ahlyse began receiving supports that motivated her and she quickly began excelling inside and outside of the classroom. Ahlyse now has dreams of being a doctor one day.

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Because of you, Rick’s mental illness is no longer keeping him in poverty. As an adult trying to build a career and provide for his needs, Rick found living with a mental illness made getting and maintaining a job extremely difficult.

Thanks to United Way’s holistic strategy to end poverty, Rick received the support he needed and is now employed as a peer support specialist helping others who are living with mental illness discover their own healthy pathways out of poverty. #EndPovertyGSO

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Because of you, Boukari is working and lifting his family out of poverty. When Boukari immigrated to Greensboro from Niger, he arrived with a dream of succeeding in the land of opportunity. Despite a college degree and being a teacher, he quickly discovered he could not teach in the U.S. and needed additional skills.

Thanks to United Way’s holistic strategy to end poverty, Boukari is currently working and learning new skills that will help him develop a career and support his family.

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How does United Way do business? Watch this video to learn from two volunteers, Kim and Greg, about United Way’s strategy to end local poverty.

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United Way is leading a local movement to END poverty, bringing partners together in ways no one else in our community can. Our community-wide network of partners provides a path to financial stability at any stage of life.

Brian is one of many success stories your investment in United Way produces across our community. See how Brian went from being homeless to hopeful.

Watch Brian share his story.

United Way is leading a local movement to END poverty, bringing partners together in ways no one else in our community can. Our community-wide network of partners provides a path to financial stability at any stage of life.

Kevin is one of many success stories your investment in United Way produces across our community. Check out how mentoring helped Kevin go from 5th grade to college.

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Sonja has seen poverty affecting her students in the classroom first hand.

Our Raising a Reader program puts books in every child’s household, providing resources to families that help their children learn to love reading, which is foundational to being successful later in life.

Watch Sonja share her story. 

As the next generation, Young Leaders are committed to making a change in Greensboro. Our Young Leaders group is a great example of the power of partnerships to raise awareness and create solutions.

Watch Nick, Marissa, and Samantha share their story.

Stephen went from keeping his daughter’s milk cold in a cooler to landing a job with Lincoln Financial thanks to United Way of Greater Greensboro’s Family Success Center.

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When a medical case manager linked him to multiple services, Wes knew there was hope. 

Now he’s one year sober and his HIV is being properly managed. 

Watch Wes share his story. 

After-school programs helped Mikayla improve her studies and develop character skills. 

Now she’s an inspiration to other kids. 

Watch Mikalya share her story.

Sha’Lay gained the confidence and skills needed to land a new and better job. 

Now she’s more self-sufficient and has decided to volunteer in the community. 

Watch Sha’Lay share her story. 

Nidia received the help she needed to earn a GED and begin building a career. 

Now the entire Gonzalez family is on a path of success. 

Watch Nidia share her story.